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artoo1121
« on: March 21, 2009 04:25:16 PM »

Hey everyone!  I thought I would share my latest creation, my penguin monk embroidery.  I'm really proud of him, this was my first real embroidery project! 



I think the tree is my absolute favorite part.  I love the way the little root curls around the hillside. 


Do you think I need to fill in the black parts on the penguin?  I kind of like the openness of the way it looks now, but it's still kind of nagging me.

Also, I have the pattern for this up on my blog, if anyone is interested.  My boyfriend graciously put the pattern into photoshop and made it all nice and pretty.  Let me know what you guys think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009 04:34:50 PM »

LOVE IT!! very amazing for your first embroidery project!!! i especially love the tree- looks like cherry blossoms. and ialso have a great love for trees in general, though!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009 04:39:26 PM »

Very nice! The tree by far is the eye catcher and I barely notice the penguin so yes I would fill him in. It would balance out the tree nicely I think. Love the blossoms!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 04:59:20 PM »

I think this is great.
Perhaps you could colour tint the penguin so he stood out a bit more but didn't disturb the overall serenity of the piece..?
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009 05:11:22 PM »

Penguins are my favorite things ever! I love love love him!

I think he looks good open, but he will be adorable either way. Nice work!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009 05:39:24 PM »

ur tree is awesome! & i love the penguin!

& ditto mrxstich with the color tinting..

*i bought a brand new box of crayons to try it myself... i forgot how much i love the smell of crayons.. Smiley *
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009 05:46:58 PM »

Coooool! I adore penguins and get overly excited at cherry blossoms, this is one incredible piece!

I think you could definitely fill in the penguin without disturbing its overall outcome, I'd do it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009 06:17:35 PM »

this is gorgeous!!!! is it your own design?

i think you should fill in the penguin with some wee litlte satin stitches Wink  I think with crayon tinting you are supposed to color before you stitch so that when you iron the fabric to set the color it doesn't get in the stitches
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009 06:55:34 PM »

beautiful! i vote for leaving the penguin open
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009 06:59:23 PM »

So pretty!  I love the little penguin and I think he looks great with no fill but would looke nice either way.  He's doen's seem to be too worried about it!

Nice work!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009 07:55:43 PM »

Thanks guys!  I'm glad everyone likes it.  Yes, it's my own design (well, my boyfriends design, I asked for a penguin and a tree and this is what I got!) and I just traced it with a pencil--which you can still kind of see, oops!  Anyway, I think I'm going to leave the penguin open, but it's just for fear of messing the whole thing up.  I'm definitely going to make another penguin embroidery with the crayon fill method and satin stitch method and see which one I like better.

Thanks again guys!  I'm glad you like it.  I figured, who doesn't like penguins, right?  Yay penguins!
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009 03:17:55 PM »

The tree is amazing!
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009 03:33:49 PM »

Oh my goodness - I love it!!  I like the open feel too.  Very Zen.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2009 12:12:58 PM »

Awesome!  I think I'm in love w/ the tree!
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009 01:03:25 PM »

Very beautiful and artistic. Way to go!
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009 09:40:19 PM »

This is really cute! I love the tree and the flowers are gorgeous. I think the penguin looks cute as is, no need to fill. Great job! Smiley
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